9: From Nanny to Full Time Artist: Interview with Shaylene Reynolds (BONUS EPISODE)

This week we are talking to Alaskan artist Shaylene Reynolds on this super special bonus episode! We will resume our Mental Mountain Series for the next episode, but there are only TWO episodes left in this series. After the series is over, we will be doing a Season 1 Finale episode where we will be celebrating all of you who have either started or restarted your creative journey🎉

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8: Mental Mountain Series: Punching Perfectionism in the Face

Perfectionism was the #1 killer of our artwork for many years. We put the pressure on ourselves to sit down and create a masterpiece every single time we went to make art. No one ever told us to expect to make bad art! We couldn’t deal with the pressure or the idea of making bad art, so we just didn’t make anything. Don’t fall into this mind trap! In this jam-packed-with-awesome episode we share practical ways to overcome perfectionism and our personal struggles with it so YOU can get back to the joy of creating! Continue reading “8: Mental Mountain Series: Punching Perfectionism in the Face”

7: Mental Mountain Series: How to Overcome Blank Page Anxiety

Are you avoiding your creative work? Or hard core procrastinating? If you’ve ever started to make something in your adult years then chances are you’ve experienced what we like to call “blank page anxiety.” This is when you sit down to make something and all of a sudden you feel paralyzed from fear of “messing it up.” Bree and Volta discuss more than 10 fun ways you can practice overcoming this mental mountain. Bonus: you’ll also get to hear Bree find out what a “numpty” is! Continue reading “7: Mental Mountain Series: How to Overcome Blank Page Anxiety”

6: Mental Mountain Series: “I Don’t Have a Space to Create”

Have you been putting off your creative work because you don’t have the right space for it right now? Don’t complicate this one, friends. I’ve painted in my garage in the Texas summer heat, used a table-top easel in a computer closet, and splattered paint all over my kitchen floor. Other times I stopped making work completely just because I didn’t have a place for my supplies and easel. SMH. It was an excuse I came back to periodically because it was easier than facing my fears.

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5: Mental Mountain Series: “I Don’t Know How to be Creative”

Do you see people on Instagram creating breathtaking work and think that you’ll never be able to get there? Did you have an awful experience in your past that caused you to put your pencil and markers down and now you have no idea how to pick them back up? On this episode we’re here to help you climb the mental mountain of how to be creative. This is the third episode in our mental mountain series which are the excuses we tell ourselves that prevent us from answering the call to create. Continue reading “5: Mental Mountain Series: “I Don’t Know How to be Creative””

4: Mental Mountain Series: “Supplies Are Expensive”

This Mental Mountain is STRAIGHT UP fear-based. Volta & Bree dig into the root of this fear before we dig in to practical things you can use to get started. While art supplies (musical instruments, graphic design software, etc) can cost megabucks, with some creativity and a bit of research you can create with anything. We can’t stress this enough–don’t overcomplicate it. You can create with things you already have in your home if you stretch your creative muscle, go on a quick scavenger hunt, and stay open-minded. Even simple tools and materials can be elevated through concept and technique.

We’ll give you a list of many different ways to overcome the budget excuse like skipping your Starbucks run (just once!) to pay for your Crayola watercolor set, to using things you already have around your house. We’ve already seen a lot of you getting creative with your mediums for your #CBPWorkout, so let’s keep it going and take it to the next level!!! Continue reading “4: Mental Mountain Series: “Supplies Are Expensive””